Bus Driver Loses Job Over New Pennsylvania Law
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A local woman says because of a new Pennsylvania law, she was fired for something she did 30 years ago.
The law requires anyone who works with children – and has been convicted of any felonies – to be fired.
And that’s why Terri McCloskey lost her job as a bus driver for the West Salem School District.
She says she was convicted 30 years ago for selling a handful of marijuana and she’s been clean since.
Now she’s suing.
“It’s not fair that I should be punished for something I did so long ago,” she said. “I’m not a threat to kids. I did not endanger anybody.”
“It’s a law run amok it many ways because it doesn’t achieve what it seeks to achieve,” Tim O’Brien, her attorney, said.
State leaders say they have no intention of changing the law or making exceptions and that the law is all about protecting children.